Being one who has been blessed by home and hearth, waking up to a snow-covered world is wondrous. The stillness engendered by the blanket of white is refreshing to normal cacophony of sounds we generate every minute of every day. Living in the south, where snow is an unexpected guest (some consider it a welcomed guest, others a guest best seen on a postcard), the silence is even more profound. As every normal human busy-ness activity is ground to a halt.
There is a strong belief that the phrase “Just the facts, ma’am” originated on a radio then television program called “Dragnet.” The program was authored and starred Jack Webb and though the quote sounds to be something his “Joe Friday” character would espouse, it is actually not from the show. Continue reading ““Just the facts, ma’am””
We are creatures who have built in a set of blinders to everything.
What a generalization! It begs for quick messages of dispute and disagreement but let me try to explain.
Pete Nehnevajsa @ September 13 at 3:43pm ·
Well, this little fella was just sitting by the bank of a stormwater run-off ditch. Not wanting him to be swirled away during a storm, I adopted him and gave him a home. No muss, no fuss, no vet bills or food ills to worry about.
I named him Crock short for Cat Rock to give new meaning to commonly used phrases like “that’s a crock”.
So Crock’s here to stay as part of September’s Escape Adulthood project. Enjoy!
Pete Nehnevajsa @ 9/27/2016 at 11:07am ·
I knew Crock (Cat Rock) was getting lonely without me being around 24/7 so I sought other companions. Enter Dough. Dough is such a dear and became a ray of sunshine for Crock. Me? I didn’t have fa to go to sew up this relationship. I asked Dough and he said “La Tea!” which everyone knows means “fantastic!”…well, according to Dough-ish languages at least. So there you have it Dough-Ray-Me-Fa-Sew-La-Tea-Dough. Sounds like music, hunh? Second EA assignment complete!
Sometimes life’s events make us “grow up” too quickly. We forget, never experience or lose the joy of play. Life takes it’s tolls and the light-heartedness that accompanies play is discarded in order to survive.
But it’s never too late. Continue reading “Adulthood”
It’s a shame really. To have lived and to discover that you haven’t or that you had but took so much for granted. Without a real awareness we allow our culture, upbringing, sense of responsibility and “life” to dictate our living.
Now some would say that this note might be similar to others posted here or on other sites that decry the mess we’ve made of our lives intentionally or unintentionally but that is not really my aim. Continue reading “Life as a Second Thought”
Just Think about It
Just Worry about It
Just Regret It
Just Plan It
Just Schedule It
Just Try It
Just Do It
“Do. Or Do Not. There is no try.” ~Yoda (Star Wars)
So, where has this blog been? What has taken so much time that writing a short piece for this site seems impossible?
Stuff to do. Stuff to get. Stuff to put away. Stuff to sort. Stuff to read. Stuff to clean. Stuff to maintain. Stuff to organize. Stuff . Stuff. Stuff.
Stuff to do. Continue reading “Simplify”
Shoes on a Rail…enjoying the moment.
Have you ever focused on something and realized later how much you automatically filter out?
So much time was spent in focusing on the shoes and ensuring the lake was in the picture that it was not until after the shot was taken that the wires, cars, houses, planter, fire hydrant et al were noticed. They could be edited out of the picture but they serve as reminders for us to really look around and notice what else gets filtered out in life. Continue reading “Notice Your Filters”